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    Initially GEP was a partnership involving Martin,...

    Initially GEP was a partnership involving Martin, Mike, Thomas Waber (yes, the InsideOut guy) and IQ's lighting guy (if I remember correctly).
    Am pretty sure now that GEP is almost 100% Mike these...
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    Seventh House is a particular lowpoint in IQ's...

    Seventh House is a particular lowpoint in IQ's career IMHO. It is my least played IQ album (and I have them all) but I can tell you that pretty much all the album since Seventh House have been much...
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    That is like comparing apples and oranges IMHO....

    That is like comparing apples and oranges IMHO. What the cd sounds like through your cinema settings is really nothing akin to a dedicated 5.1 mix.

    I did not buy this set for the SW remixes, these...
  4. As always, and it has always been this way ever...

    As always, and it has always been this way ever since Camel went independent, the release is released when it is released. The fact they actually announced there would be a BD is something out of the...
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    Damn, that Smile Has Left Your Eyes performance...

    Damn, that Smile Has Left Your Eyes performance is really good. Hopefully a professional recording of this surfaces on this boxset cause that was one of Wetton's most passionate vocal performances I...
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    Indeed, where as IMHO The Seventh House is the...

    Indeed, where as IMHO The Seventh House is the one IQ album that I rarely play because it was the one album on which I thought they were almost plagiarizing themselves. I also never got the reverence...
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    I wouldn't bet on it. There might be a Montreal...

    I wouldn't bet on it. There might be a Montreal date around that time but it is incredibly tough for a non US band to actually tour in the US.
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    The showtunes / Broadway element came mostly from...

    The showtunes / Broadway element came mostly from Woolfson I reckon which is supported by the fact that when Parsons and Woolfson split (during the production of Freudiana which is a lot more...
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    To each his own I guess but I really like both...

    To each his own I guess but I really like both Try Anything Once and On Air. Also the criticism earlier up in the thread about Alan Parsons delivering Soft Rock or MOR haven't really listened to his...
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    Then you are missing at least 2 albums by...

    Then you are missing at least 2 albums by Satellite. I have the first three, which are a sort of trilogy, but I never really got into Nostalgia

    Satellite Discography @ Discogs
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    Good review and pretty much mirrors my feelings....

    Good review and pretty much mirrors my feelings. First set was a bit ragged but that was most obvious during Time Is Temporary (too bad as it is one of my fave RH songs). Second set was much more...
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    You bet SI released it, they even financed the...

    You bet SI released it, they even financed the recording of it of which most of it was done in a Dutch studio in April - June 1994. Metal Mind did release it but only in Poland where as SI Music made...
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    Hmmm... I like them a lot but forward-thinking I...

    Hmmm... I like them a lot but forward-thinking I wouldn't call them. For me they are a singer-songwriter take on Pink Floyd. Their second album is chockful of finely written songs but there is really...
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    Maybe contact your credit card company?

    Maybe contact your credit card company?
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    I quite like this song just like I like the Jason...

    I quite like this song just like I like the Jason Mraz one. Again, it sits quite nice next to the songs from the Eye In The Sky / Ammonia Avenue albums. Is it as good as some of the best songs on...
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    I love Gaudi but the one APP album I can not get...

    I love Gaudi but the one APP album I can not get along with is Vulture Culture, to me their weakest effort.
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    Guy Manning has released IMHO his two best albums...

    Guy Manning has released IMHO his two best albums ever under the guise of Damanek for which he writes all music, lyrics and does all the vocals and various instruments. Where as I never really got on...
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    Since you replied to the Limelight post may point...

    Since you replied to the Limelight post may point it out that it is actually Gary Brooker (from Procol Harum) singing that song.
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    Shows you haven't heard much APP albums to begin...

    Shows you haven't heard much APP albums to begin with cause this fits in with pretty much everything from the classic era. Just listen to the Eye In The Sky album or Turn Of A Friendly Card.

    I...
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    The In Concert dvd is really wonderful and it has...

    The In Concert dvd is really wonderful and it has some neat extras like this choir only version of a bit from High Hopes:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnoRkVA9zA
  21. The RAH show was the final show of the tour but...

    The RAH show was the final show of the tour but there was a short break between the first batch of gigs and the final ones and I medical issues hampered him during the final shows of the first batch....
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    Damn, that is quite harsh. I really can't call...

    Damn, that is quite harsh. I really can't call the vocals weak at all and I find them really enjoyable. I have heard FAR worse over the years.
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    https://madfellaz.bandcamp.com/album/mad-fellaz-ii...

    https://madfellaz.bandcamp.com/album/mad-fellaz-iii

    I stumbled upon this album, their third apparently, and halfway throught the first song I was already mighty impressed and that feeling remained...
  24. I really like the whole album except for the take...

    I really like the whole album except for the take on Blue Monday which for me doesn't work at all.
  25. I am pretty sure he doesn't. As said before, SW...

    I am pretty sure he doesn't. As said before, SW knew Fripp already prior to him working on the KC catalogue. Fripp plays on the no-man Flowermouth album for instance. Pretty much all of his remix...
  26. Thanks to you I 'discovered' it and although it...

    Thanks to you I 'discovered' it and although it might not make my Top 10 I sure do like it a lot.
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    Yep, the one reason I really can't stand most DT...

    Yep, the one reason I really can't stand most DT is the histeric male vocals. I recently discover this band (see below) and this made me realise that Iron Maiden would have been better with female...
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    And why not, another Auri track (and possibly the...

    And why not, another Auri track (and possibly the prettiest song I have heard in 2018) with Troy providing lead vocals as well:"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DIhoIZU0zg
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    Not that into Nightwish although I think the...

    Not that into Nightwish although I think the stepped up massively once Floor joined.

    Might as wel be a good place to point people to the stunning Auri album, a band formed by Tomas and his wife...
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    Going to see him in a few months in Usher Hall,...

    Going to see him in a few months in Usher Hall, Edinburgh. I actually don't listen that much to his music but the one gig I saw (and we went because we were in the UK and thought that it would be...
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    ... which got me wondering .. what is Lyle Mays...

    ... which got me wondering .. what is Lyle Mays doing these days?
  32. This is an excellent album that I still need to...

    This is an excellent album that I still need to get but have been spinning quite a bit through Bandcamp. Right from the get-go I got quite a David Sancious kind of vibe from the music so I knew you...
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    I just found this on Bandcamp .. is this a legit...

    I just found this on Bandcamp .. is this a legit place to be the new 2CD edition:

    https://altrockproductions.bandcamp.com/album/1001-autunni
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    On the original except for the Mellotron most, if...

    On the original except for the Mellotron most, if not all, keyboard parts were played using digital keyboards and synths and from what I understand all of the keyboard parts were recorded using MIDI...
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    I highly depends on in which country you are...

    I highly depends on in which country you are living. In the UK BJH's most well known song might be Mockingbird or maybe Galadriel, here in the Netherlands it is Titles and in the German speaking...
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    Me seeing this reply came at the right time (i.e....

    Me seeing this reply came at the right time (i.e. a lazy Sunday afternoon) so I spent a large chunk of my afternoon watching a concert performance by Monika Roscher Bigband ... damn, that is really...
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    Interesting documentary. Curious to hear more of...

    Interesting documentary. Curious to hear more of the album.
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    Haven't heard it yet but ... the sound of the...

    Haven't heard it yet but ... the sound of the original hasn't aged that well ... it is quite bright especially noticeable in the way the drums are mixed. I have a sneaking suspicion that Mike Holmes...
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    Then get the live-album Never Let Go where D&D is...

    Then get the live-album Never Let Go where D&D is performed in its entirety. Still a lot of keyboards (as Latimer says in the booklet: "thank god Mickey Simmonds can play with his hands AND feet")...
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    FYI: there were cameras all over the Royal Albert...

    FYI: there were cameras all over the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday so I guess a live dvd of that show is in the works. Will be a cool souvenir of a most excellent show.
  41. Saw Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets earlier...

    Saw Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets earlier this week and boy, what a great show it was. This is really an essential gig to go to if you get the chance. Only PF material from 1967 up to 1972 (all...
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    Trevor Horn producing the next Marillion album...

    Trevor Horn producing the next Marillion album ... now that would be something ...
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    For the most part this reflects my feelings...

    For the most part this reflects my feelings towards The Seventh House as well. Ever my entry point into IQ and I swiftly delved into their back catalogue and loved all of it. The whole Subterranea...
  44. Read the postcard (that somehow really fits in...

    Read the postcard (that somehow really fits in with the whole BBT thing) here: http://bigbigtrain.com/main/2018/01/01/announcement-from-andy-poole/
  45. Nope. Around the time of the Bard album the band...

    Nope. Around the time of the Bard album the band played a tiny festival called Progfarm. Although Bard is quite a good album (much better then the band let you believe) it was at a time when the band...
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    Will it make it to the US? I think that is quite...

    Will it make it to the US? I think that is quite likely? Touring? My guess (because it is a huge thing to set up and take down) is at best it would go to a big museum on the East Coast and one on the...
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    Might just be me but Forward March does remind me...

    Might just be me but Forward March does remind me a bit of the music Charles Ives and as such you could call quintessential American music.
  48. It does sound pretty good but Holmes has learned...

    It does sound pretty good but Holmes has learned a lot over the years and I guess sees room for improvement. What he did with Tales From The Lush Attic (which he felt was alway an unfinished mix...
  49. That set is essential purely based on CD 1 which...

    That set is essential purely based on CD 1 which has all the original versions of the songs that were released on single prior to their debut album. Almost all these songs were re-recorded / re-mixed...
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    Nope, Camel has a tendency to have slightly...

    Nope, Camel has a tendency to have slightly longer setlists at the beginning of the tour and then usually dropping one or two songs from the set once they are a few shows in. In this case I think...
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    Seen him on three nights on the Dutch leg of this...

    Seen him on three nights on the Dutch leg of this part of the tour and I would not say he looked okay. Groningen he had real trouble with walking on stage, Hengelo he was having serious coughing fits...
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    Thursday (the gig in Hengelo) was the second one...

    Thursday (the gig in Hengelo) was the second one on this tour I have seen. First one was Groningen a week earlier, before the pneumonia bug hit him, and that gig I thought was pretty good. But...
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    Did they? I highly doubt it but if they did they...

    Did they? I highly doubt it but if they did they have dropped them by now from the set. Saw the first Dutch gig on this tour (Groningen) and there were no new songs on the set.
  54. Thread: Discogs

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    Thing is that when you enter a submission into...

    Thing is that when you enter a submission into the database based on the minimum requirements you won't get into much trouble actually. Minimum requirements are Artist, Title, Format, full tracklist....
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    Riversea - The Tide (2018)

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    I am a huge fan of their debut album Out Of An Ancient World and if you like me loved that one then The Tide is an autobuy. Not quite surprisingly it is a bit darker in its subject matter...
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    Well, and how about drummer Cedric Sharpley whose...

    Well, and how about drummer Cedric Sharpley whose previous band before Tubeway Army / Numan was British prog outfit Druid.
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    Have you ever looked at Bandcamp, which is pretty...

    Have you ever looked at Bandcamp, which is pretty much the go-to destination these days for independent artists when it comes to releasing their music? It gives you the option to offer files in...
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    Hi Thomas, do you actually know in what year the...

    Hi Thomas, do you actually know in what year the numbered Black Suitcases were sold?
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    Damn, if this track is indicative of the what...

    Damn, if this track is indicative of the what lays ahead musically Zeitgeist is going to be amazing. Love the composition, love the production, love hearing Stan singing again.
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    In case you didn't know but post Steven Wilson he...

    In case you didn't know but post Steven Wilson he was part of the first live incarnation of the British progrock band Lifesigns. He appears on the Under The Bridge - Live In London DVD and has some...
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